Tonight on the Tube: The Vampire Diaries, Grey’s Anatomy & The Mentalist

News & Notes

Download The Vampire Diaries Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandOn cable tonight, Discovery Health has a Bipolar Mysteries special, MTV has the series premieres of The Dudesons in America and Ulitmate Parkour Challenge, and TLC has the series premieres of The Imploders and Heavy Haulers.

I am scheduled to be on TV Talk today at 4:00 p.m. PT to talk about the week in TV with host Shaun Daily and fellow TVtimesThree partner Amrie of My Take on TV. The show runs from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT and I am usually on right about the halfway point.

Prime Picks

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Isobel makes a shocking appearance and wants to meet with Elena. Season finale is next Thursday, May 13th.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. Bailey wants the residents to be sensitive when a 700-pound patient is brought into the hospital. Derek has to deal with an angry husband in a deposition for a wrongful death suit. Runs 61 minutes. Two-hour season finale is in two weeks on May 20th.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. A clown guns down a math genius and the team investigates. Season finale is in two weeks on May 20th.

Solid Selections

Community (NBC): New. The group seems to be focused on the sexual tension between Jeff and Britta. Meanwhile, a contest at the school turns the college into a war zone. I’ve read reviews from reliable sources that are calling this the best episode of the season and an example of how absurdist comedy can be done in the sitcom format. Season finale is in two weeks on May 20th.
Parks & Recreation (NBC): New. Leslie gets a famous basketball player to join her during the late-night shift of a telethon. Mark is thinking big about his future with Ann. Season finale is in two weeks on May 20th.

The Office (NBC): New. Michael asks Dwight to checkup on his girlfriend after he begins to think she is cheating on him. Andy doesn’t like that nobody is taking a complaint from one of his clients seriously. Season finale is in two weeks on May 20th.
30 Rock (NBC): New. Liz meets someone that used to date her mother. Jack’s mom gets in the middle of his relationships. Jenna’s mother comes for another visit. Season finale is in two weeks on May 20th.

Private Practice (ABC): New. Naomi wants Fife to help her with William’s ALS treatments. Violet and Amelia take on a patient with a brain tumor. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes. Season finale is next Thursday, May 13th.

Other Options

  • Bones (FOX): New. Two witches’ bodies are found after a cabin burns down. Hodgins and Angela get arrested for some reason. Season finale is in two weeks on May 20th.
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): New. A grieving mother that lost her family a few years ago is now a suspect in an investigation. Season finale is in two weeks on May 20th.
  • FlashForward (ABC): New. Demetri and Banks are looking for a killer. Mark agrees to help Simon find his sister, even though he doesn’t want to do so. Whatever you think of this show, they sure know how to write a good twist. Just when you think it’s going one way, they send you off in another. Loved the rehabilitation of a favorite character that just a few weeks before they had basically done away with for me. Season finale is in three weeks on May 27th.
  • Fringe (FOX): New. Peter gets involved in a case in the Northwest. Walter may get put back in St. Claire’s. Someone from the alternate universe visits. Season finale is in two weeks on May 20th.
  • Supernatural (The CW): New. Crowley offers to tell where Death is in exchange for Bobby’s soul. Season finale is next Thursday, May 13th.

Sports Note

  • ESPN has second round NBA Playoffs action with Game 2 of the Atlanta Hawks at the Orlando Magic.
  • Golf Channel has first round coverage of the Players Championsip.
  • Versus has doubleheader second round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff action.

Late Night

  • In Plain Sight (USA): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “No Clemency for Old Men,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has nine episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
History has 14 episodes of Modern Marvels.
Oxygen has 14 episodes of Living Single.
Spike TV has 10 hours of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes.
Syfy has eight episodes of Jeremiah early.
USA has 17 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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